1. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week earlier. 2002 - 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San…

  2. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  3. Billboard Bits: Melee, Gen X, BeauSoleil

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Melee, Gen X, BeauSoleil Melee Entertainment, a new firm founded by former Priority Records head Bryan Turner, has entered into a joint venture deal with DreamWorks Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. Based in DreamWorks' Beverly Hills headquarters, Melee will initially focus on…

  4. Norah Jones Remains Cozy At No. 1

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note/Capitol) continues riding high after receiving five Grammy nominations earlier this month, and tops The Billboard 200 for a third-straight week. The album's Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note/Capitol)…

  5. 5ask

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Duran Duran, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, and Mariah Carey. ARE THEY IN RIO? Hi Keith, I remember reading in Billboard back in 2001 that the original members of the 1980s pop band Duran Duran were working on a reunion CD. It is now 2003, and it…

  6. Afro-Celts Plant A New 'Seed'

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Afro-Celt Sound System has finalized the details of its fourth Real World Records Album. "Seed," due March 25, is the group's first effort to be put out under the streamlined name the Afro Celts, The Afro-Celt Sound System has finalized the details of its fourth Real World…

  7. Judge Rules Jardine Cannot Tour As Beach Boys

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Beach Boys' Al Jardine will have to get around without using the name of the band that helped define the 1960s California sound, a U.S. court of appeals ruled yesterday (Jan. 28) in San Francisco. The Beach Boys' Al Jardine will have to get around without using the name of the…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg - known by her trademark phrase "I betcha" - dies at Detroit's Harper Hospital. Steinberg was a local fixture in the Motor City for 2000 - Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen…

  9. Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja …

  10. Grammy Performers, Nominees CD Unveiled

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Coldplay, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nelly with Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, and Bruce Springsteen are the first performers confirmed for the 45th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 23 at N Coldplay, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nelly with Destiny's Child's Kelly…

  11. First Recordings Selected For Library Of Congress

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST U.S. Librarian of Congress James A. Billington yesterday (Jan. 27) announced the first group of recordings to be entered into the National Recording Registry, which was initiated by Congress in 2000. U.S. Librarian of Congress James A. Billington yesterday (Jan. 27) announced the first group…

  12. McGraw Sets 'One Band Show' Tour

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors will kick off a 52-date U.S. tour March 7 in Birmingham, Ala. Dubbed the One Band Show, the run will feature the artist and his band performing for more than two Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors will kick off a 52-date U.S. tour March 7 in…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore finally launches a solo career when he releases "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album," in England on Swing C 2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam &…

  14. Prosecutors May Subpoena Aretha Franklin

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Prosecutors may subpoena singer Aretha Franklin to obtain information about her home that was destroyed by a fire in October. The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office will decide this week whether to is Prosecutors may subpoena singer Aretha Franklin to obtain information about her home…

  15. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary The National Basketball Association (NBA) has tapped Mariah Carey to perform during the halftime break in its 52nd annual All-Star Game, set for Feb. 9 in Atlanta. The performance will air live on the TNT cable network in the U.S., and will be…

  16. More Artists Line Up To Salute The Blues

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss are among the newly confirmed artists flocking to the Feb. 7 Salute to the Blues concert at New York's Radio City M India.Arie, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Natalie Cole, Levon Helm, and Alison Krauss…

  17. Timberlake Solo Debut Hits U.K. No. 1

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake's debut solo album "Justified" (Jive) ascended to No. 1 yesterday (Jan. 26) in its 12th week on the U.K. chart. Meanwhile David Sneddon, the Scottish winner of the BBC's pre-Christma Justin Timberlake's debut solo album "Justified" (Jive)…

  18. 4TunesOnTV

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 27 "VH1 All Access: Skin Deep," VH1 Featured Artists: Cher, Michael Jackson. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: DMX. "The…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from nearby Dee Why dies from a heart attack after being caught in the surge of the 55,000-strong crowd as Limp Bizkit take 2001 - During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from…

  20. Body & Soul: Absolute

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST For those lamenting the paucity of good songs on CDs these days, stop right here. For those lamenting the paucity of good songs on CDs these days, stop right here. Every track on this latest installment in Time-Life Music's Body & Soul series—which includes the Love Serenade and…

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